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Motivational Music, Top Songs That Get You Revved-Up!

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Motivational Music, Top Songs That Get You Revved-Up!Listening to music during your workout can inspire you to push yourself harder, get up that last hill or do just one more rep. Getting through your workout can be fun, and easier if your cardio (or weight) sessions include playlists filled with fast beats, and great tunes.

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1. SexyBack 
Justin Timberlake– 117 BPM Amazon/iTunes

2. Ain’t No Other Man 
Christina Aguilera– 127 BPM Amazon/iTunes

3. Fergalicious
Fergie– 129 BPM Amazon/iTunes

4. Girlfriend
Avril Lavigne– 164 BPM Amazon/iTunes

5. Maneater 
Nelly Furtado– 131 BPM Amazon/iTunes

6. My Humps 
Black Eyed Peas– 124 BPM Amazon/iTunes

7. Promiscuous 
Nelly Furtado– 114 BPM Amazon/iTunes

8. This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race 
Fall Out Boy– 100 BPM Amazon/iTunes

9. It’s Not Over 
Chris Daughtry– BPM Amazon/iTunes

10. This Is Why I’m Hot 
Mims– 81 BPM Amazon/iTunes

11. Beautiful Liar 
Beyonce and Shakira– 92 BPM Amazon/iTunes

12. Dance, Dance 
Fall Out Boy– 114 BPM Amazon/iTunes

13. Suddenly I See 
KT Tunstall– 100 BPM Amazon/iTunes

14. Smack That 
Akon with Eminem– 120 BPM Amazon/iTunes

15. What Goes Around Comes Around 
Justin Timberlake– 76 BPM Amazon/iTunes

16. The Sweet Escape Konvict Remix
Gwen Stefani, featuring Akon– 120 BPM Amazon/iTunes

17. When You Were Young 
The Killers– 130 BPM Amazon/iTunes

18. Beautiful Day 
U2– 136 BPM Amazon/iTunes

19. Buttons 
Pussycat Dolls– 105 BPM Amazon/iTunes

20. Get Me Bodied 
Beyonce– 97 BPM Amazon/iTunes

Will Music Enhance My Workout? Whether you are running, cycling, walking, or swimming studies have shown that listening to music during exercise can not only improves results but also acts as a motivational tool and distraction from fatigue. Those who listen to music during workouts may also experience improved lung function and mental functioning.

Beats Per Minute and Finding the Right Song BPM or Beats Per Minute is exactly what it sounds like. It is how many beats a song has per minute. Songs with higher BPM (about 140-180) are good for running while songs with a BPM under 100 are better for walking and lower-impact workouts. Adding songs with a higher BPM to your playlist may actually get you to go faster. If your general pace goes well with songs that are at a 140 BPM, adding songs at the end of your playlist that are at 160 may actually propel you into a faster speed altogether. So it’s not just about motivation, songs that have higher BPM may actually improve your performance, and help you get more out of your workout.

How to Calculate BPM Most people have their own workout favorites, and songs on the most popular playlists might not be as appealing as your personal favs. So how do you find out the BPM of the classics? Checkout Caddence, an app you can use on your iphone, mac or mobile to find out the BPM of any song. Once you get an idea of what BPM is close to your speed, you can add tracks within that range.

Here are 5 tracks to get you started:

1.My Life Would Suck Without You
Kelly Clarkson – 145 BPM Amazon/iTunes 

2. Beat It
Fall Out Boy & John Mayer – 150 BPM Amazon/iTunes 

3. Green Light
John Legend & Andre 3000 – 155 BPM Amazon/iTunes

4. This Modern Love
Bloc Party – 160 BPM Amazon/iTunes 

5. Uptight
Green Day –165 BPM  Amazon/iTunes 

Find more tracks that display BPM here

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